Support Sderot Treatment Theater, Therapy Balancing Gaza Story

“The positive impact of the theater therapy process clearly showed in the way these girls performed tonight–full of confidence and assurance.”Dalia Yosef, Former Director of the Sderot Resiliency Center for Sderot children and parents (Sderot performance, October 16, 2009)

In order for Sderot Media Center to continue the operation of the Sderot Community Treatment Theater, the project is in need of immediate financial assistance to advance its therapy services for traumatized Sderot girls.
We welcome you to view this short documentary of the year long drama-therapy process that has helped revitalize Sderot high school girls.

Watch the video from the show in Sderot

“Once the girls began to express their feelings of the fear and loneliness, they began to realize that they were not alone–there were others like them who were experienced the same trauma and panic induced by constant strain of living in a rocket environment.”
Debbie Gross, Jerusalem psychologist who worked with the Sderot theater girls. (Sderot performance, October 14, 2009)

“It was fantastic. The girls’ ability to weave humor within their personal stories, and then deliver the punch lines was amazing. No government official could tell the story of Sderot the way these actresses did tonight.”Danny Seaman, Director of the Israel Government Press Office (Jerusalem performance, October 26, 2009)

Over the next six months, Sderot Media Center plans to have 12 performances in different cities and communitiesacross Israel and the Knesset.

In this project the Sderot Media Center’s goal is to promote the concept of providing residents with self-expressing media tools that work to treat the traumatized population, while using the product to advocate the Israeli prospective through the human story of Sderot.

With the diverse audience members and plethora of media coverage, this theater project will impact public opinion not only on the Israel-Gaza conflict but also on how the world views the broader Arab-Israeli conflict.

Theater Project Media Coverage:
YNetNews , Jpost Video, The Jerusalem Post, Israeli Channel 1+2, weekend edition of H’aaretz, Frontpage magazine, Jewish policy Center

*Articles about the performances:

“SMC Theater therapy program changes lives of Sderot’s traumatized girls”

“Jerusalem Audience Awed by Sderot Girls’ Treatment Theater Performance”

Recognized by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Israel Government Press Office, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Israel Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (IICC), SMC represents the daily threat of missile attack that now 1 million Israelis live under.

Your contributions help continue our work

Sderot Media Center
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Sderot, Israel 80100

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